This classic Arnold Palmer signature course opened in 1973, one of three Palmer designs at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club. Arnold Palmer collaborated with partner Francis Duane to create a design that winds through a forest of Carolina pines, doglegs, fairway bunkers and natural hazards.
One of three Arnold Palmer signature designs at the Myrtle Beach National Golf Club off of Highway 501 near Conway, SC, SouthCreek is generally considered the friendliest of the three. Palmer and design partner Francis Duane created this layout in the early 1970’s, and it remains a popular layout for locals and visitors alike.
In the late 1990’s, Arnold Palmer and his design team returned to Myrtle Beach to freshen up what was already one of the region’s premier courses. Palmer and his team followed the original routing while making some sweeping changes that catapulted King’s North into the “Top 100 Public Courses in America.”
When it comes to drama and challenge, this 18-hole Dan Maples design delivers the goods and is regarded as one of the best values on the Grand Strand. Rising from the depths of a 107-acre lake, Man O’ War features wide fairways and beautiful bent grass greens, several of which are completely surrounded by water.
The Long Bay Club, located at the northern end of the Grand Strand along Highway 9 in Longs, South Carolina, is one of two excellent Jack Nicklaus Signature designs in the Myrtle Beach area.
Located in the quiet, scenic portion of Pawleys Island called Litchfield Beach, Litchfield Country Club is one of the Grand Strand’s venerable, classic places for a round of golf. Designed by Willard, it has been delighting vacation visitors and loyal locals alike since 1966.
Legends Resort is renowned for it’s Scottish flavor, but Parkland, as its name suggests, offers a more traditional layout.
In a market with more than 100 courses, it can sometimes be difficult to standout, but Moorland at Legends Resort has distinguished itself from the crowd. The P.B. Dye design gained prominence by virtue of being ranked among America’s 50 toughest courses by Golf Digest, but the layout is much more than a stern challenge.
Tom Doak designed his first course – Heathland – at Legends Resort, quickly establishing himself as a star on the rise. Launched by the success of his work at Heathland, Doak has grown into one of golf’s greatest contemporary architects.
We all want to play golf’s iconic courses like Augusta National and the Old Course at St. Andrew’s. The reality is our dreams of playing golf’s upper tier layouts are roughly equivalent to our chances of dating Kate Upton.